Child Support Versus Parenting Time

Child Support Versus Parenting Time

There is a misconception that a parent who pays child support has the right to have parenting time with his or her children. The two are not connected in that way. The payment of child support from one parent to the other is for the benefit of the child or children. It is based on numerous factors. The parenting time assigned by the court is based on a single act – the best interest of the child or children. The factors addressing the best interest of the children are outlined in the Colorado Statutes and the following are some of those factors:

(1) The wishes of the child’s parents as to parenting time;

(2) The child’s bond with his or her parents, his or her siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child;

(3) The child’s adjustment to his or her home, school, and community;

(3) The mental and physical health of all individuals involved;

(4) The ability of the parties to encourage the sharing of love, affection, and contact between the child and the other party (exceptions may be allowed in situations where one parent is trying to protect a child from domestic violence, child abuse or neglect);

(5) Whether the past pattern of involvement of the parties with the child reflects a system of values, time commitment, and mutual support;

(6) The distance between the parents;

(7) The ability of each party to place the needs of the child ahead of his or her own needs.

An attorney that specializes in child support, parenting time, and custody decisions can explain these factors in greater detail. The attorneys at The Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. located in Colorado Springs, CO are well versed in this area.

The information you obtain at this site is not legal advice nor is it intended to be legal advice. You should consult a child support lawyer or a child custody lawyer for advice regarding your individual situation.

Our initial consultations are free. Contact us today.

Categories

A word from Our Clients

  • “When initially searching for someone to represent me in my family court case I had several consultations with other family law attorneys in the Colorado Springs area. As someone who was completely ...”

    - Amanda W.
  • “They are truly family-oriented! They aren't just trying to make a buck, they have my best interests at heart. Greg Quimby has been my child support/custody lawyer for 14 years (not that I had to see ...”

    - Nicole G.
  • “In need of an attorney who truly knew the law and cared about my case, I called upon the Law Offices of Greg Quimby. Once I spoke with Mr. Quimby, I knew I had found the right firm. I was immediately ...”

    - Edward M.
  • “I am very pleased with the Law Office of Greg Quimby. Addison, Elaina, and the rest of the team were great to work with. They were very respectful and helpful. I'm glad I chose this law office. They ...”

    - Thomas L.
  • “I was referred to Erica by a friend and after my initial consultation, I was very impressed with her concern, knowledge, and the advice she provided. On top of new concerns, a lot of my safety ...”

    - P.P.
/

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Team-Oriented

    Our large support staff is eager to help with your case.

  • Family Owned & Operated Firm

    Run by Father & Daughter.

  • Prompt Communication

    We'll respond within 24 business hours.

  • Impressive Legal Experience

    50 years combined between all the attorneys.

Contact Our Team

Initial Consultations Are Free
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.